Murder Ahoy (1964): Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals... Murder At The Gallop (1963): The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts... Murder Most Foul (1964): Miss Marple is the only member of a jury who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder and sets out to uncover the real killer... Murder She Said (1961): While on board one train Jane Marple witnesses a murder on another train. Can she expose the murderer before all the passengers disembark?
...or how I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes! This extraordinary comic version of the historic 1910 London-to-Paris air race features the greatest aviators from around the world. They all come together when a stuffy but very rich newspaper publisher decides to sponsor an airplane race across the English Channel offering 10 000 pounds to the winner.... The escapades between the American British French German Italian and Japanese teams result in the most daring and hilarious in-flight acrobatic stunts ever caught on film!
When American businesswoman Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings) is sent by her company to Edinburgh to look into potential export markets, she meets Robert MacPherson (Robert Morley), a company manager who has just inherited his father's textile business and wants her advice on updating it to modern standards. Before long Angela is introducing all sorts of newfangled ideas and the employees, scandalised that they have to work under a female boss, turn to Mr Martin (Peter Sellers), who promises to lead the fight against the interloper. Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits Extras TBC
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson find themselves on their most dangerous case in this gripping thriller When Holmes (John Neville) receives a chilling package in the post he and Dr Watson (Donald Houston) find themselves on the trail of Jack the Ripper the bloody killer of prostitutes. Special Features: Trailer
The Young Ones: Nicky and his friends find their youth club threatened by a property tycoon who intends to buy it and tear it down. Determined not to be beaten they sing and dance to raise the money to save the club. After all 'young ones shouldn't be afraid to live and love while the flame is strong or they may not be young ones very long!' (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1961) Summer Holiday: Borrowing a double decker bus for a mobile home four young mechanics search for fun in the sun from London to Athens. Bachelor Boy Cliff Richard dons his Dancing Shoes and brings a beat to the beach in the breeziest 'Summer Holiday' on record! (Dir. Peter Yates 1963) Wonderful Life: Frustrated by shooting a movie with a stuffy veteran director who's not hip to the scene Cliff and the Shadows conspire to make their own musical version! (Dir. Sidney J. Furie 1964)
A Naval Secret Service agent's tough assignment is to stop the ruthless pirating of gold bullion in the Irish Sea. The trail takes him to a tiny port in the Hebrides where mysterious disappearances of boats yachts and people are commonplace...
High Road to China is a 1983 adventure-romance film set in the 1920s, starring Tom Selleck as a hard-drinking biplane pilot hired by society heiress Eve 'Evie' Tozer to find her missing father. Scored by John Barry (James Bond Franchise), High Road to China was one of the highest grossing theatrical releases of 1983.
Cliff Richard and the Shadows turn up at a Spanish hotel where they are to play a gig but they find it completely deserted. The local population have fled in terror after news that the US Army have lost a powerful bomb. Cliff and the band join the US Government foreign spies unscrupulous crooks and a local woman in a madcap chase to locate the missing piece of weaponry.
Disgusted with the religious policies of King Charles I Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religious tension and political infighting that will result in the British Civil War...
The three nostalgic British musicals in the Cliff Richard DVD Collection are a good reminder that, thanks to a few short years in the 1960s, Sir Cliff can legitimately include "film star" on his already exceptional show business CV. The Young Ones (1961), Summer Holiday (1963) and Wonderful Life (1964) would make tame fare for a teen audience today, but they retain a polished and honest charm which might surprise the sharpest of cynics. First and foremost, of course, they were Cliff Richard vehicles: designed to showcase his all-round talents and capitalise on his first, heady wave of pop chart success. They are also unashamed homages to the heyday of the MGM B-musical with familiar themes: let's put on a show/save the youth club/make a film. But with up-and-coming directors Sidney Furie and Peter Yates making imaginative and sophisticated use of wide-angle camera work and fresh, snappy choreography by Herbert Ross and Gillian Lynne, they also have plenty of assets other than Cliff's wholesome appeal. There are some fine set pieces and surreal flashes, notably the history of cinema in Wonderful Life and the extraordinary mime sequence in Summer Holiday. They also tap into the very British energy of a group of young actors and dancers including Una Stubbs, Susan Hampshire, Melvyn Hayes and Richard O'Sullivan, as well as Cliff's band at the time, The Shadows. For sheer verve, they deserve to be seen on their own merits. On the DVD: The Cliff Richard DVD Collection has been pristinely restored; the colours and clarity, not to mention the use of Cinemascope, leap off the screen (aspect ratio 2.35:1). The mono soundtrack recreates the authentic bandbox sound of the 1960s. Aside from theatrical trailers, the most notable extras are directors' commentaries: actually Furie and Yates in occasionally long-winded conversation with film and music writers. Both men give fascinating insight into the film-making climate in Britain in the early 1960s.--Piers Ford
Eureka Entertainment to re-issue THE AFRICAN QUEEN, John Huston's heartfelt and thrilling romantic adventure starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, on Blu-ray as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 18 January 2021. Three movie giants come together in the cinematic classic The African Queen, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, this wartime romantic adventure sees the pair forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river after the outbreak of World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley). When invading Germans kill her brother and level the village, Charlie Allnut (Bogart in the role which won him his only Oscar), the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, offers to take Rose back to civilisation. She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However, it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. The African Queen is one of the most beloved films in the history of cinema, and may well be the perfect adventure film. With a roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars, and masterful direction from John Huston, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The African Queen on Blu-ray. Special Features: Spectacular 4K restoration by ITV and Paramount Pictures Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono) Isolated music & effects track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Audio commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen, a comprehensive documentary about the making of the film A video interview with co-screenwriter Peter Viertel, author of White Hunter, Black Heart, by filmmaker Michael Scheingraber Audio recording of an on-stage NFT discussion about the film with Anjelica Huston and script supervisor Angela Allen from 2010 Audio recording of the Guardian interview with John Huston at the National Film Theatre in 1981, discussing his work and career New video interview with critic Kim Newman New video interview with historian Neil Sinyard Lux Radio Theater adaptation from 1952 with Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring an interview with John Huston from 1952; A Pair of Aces and a Queen, an archival article on the film's production; African Adventure, Teddy Joseph on his memories working on the set of the film
Robert Morley and Maurice Evans star as the celebrated Gilbert and Sullivan in this sumptuous costume drama from British film legends Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Co-starring Peter Finch and Eileen Herlie as the D'Oyly Cartes, The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan features spectacular imagery from BAFTA-winning cinematographer Christopher Challis, lavish design by Oscar-winners Hein Heckroth and Vincent Korda and a memorable soundtrack courtesy of the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. It is featured here as a High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Amid accusations of talent-wasting, composer Arthur Sullivan joins forces with dramatist W.S. Gilbert and impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte in a partnership to create what ultimately became some of the most innovative and successful music ever created.
Join Hugh ""Bulldog"" Drummond in two of his groovy sixties adventures! Deadlier Than The Male (Dir. Ralph Thomas 1966): For Hire: Deadly Weapons! - Blonde Brunette Redhead A rarely seen 1966 tongue-in-cheek spy thriller starring Richard Johnson as Hugh Bulldog Drummond investigating the attempted sabotage of oil deals and assassination of a Persian King. Elke Sommer co-stars. Some Girls Do (Dir. Ralph Thomas 1969): Hugh ""Bulldog"" Drummond returns! Drummond'
Nicky & his friends find their youth club threatened by a property tycoon who intends to buy it and tear it down. Determined not to be beaten they sing and dance to raise money to save the club.
The story of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War has become an American Legend and there have been movie versions by the dozen based on his short and violent life. But somehow or other the movies always got it wrong. That's why there has never been a definitive account of the story. Until now... The dramatic storyline and characterizations are skillfully brought to life in this compelling dramatization which provides an authoritative history of the events which led to the death of John Henry Tunstall, 134 years ago which sparked the Legend we now know as Billy the Kid. You see the 'The Santa Fe Ring' plotting death as casually as smoking a cigar; John Chisum staring death in the face as he tells a young newspaper man how it all began, the Englishman, John Tunstall riding unwittingly to his sudden brutal death on a lonely mountainside and Billy the Kid, standing at his friend's graveside, vowing to hunt down and kill the men who murdered him. This DVD is a must buy for any true Billy the Kid aficionado and will be enjoyed by all those who have an interest in the true history of the Wild West. Special Features: An 85 minute interview with historian, Frederick Nolan. 'Birth of a Movie' reveals his lifelong interest in the Kid, the detective work he under took, the decades of research - all the clues, all the papers, all the facts that led him to write his definitive book and now film script.
A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price stars as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare. Piqued by a circle of critics, whom he feels were disrespectful in their notices and denied him his rightful Best Actor of the Year Award, he decides to murder them one by one in parodies of some of Shakespeare's grislier scenes. He's aided by his daughter Edwina (played by Diana Rigg, often in fake moustache and male drag) and a ghoulish company of dosshouse zombies. Some of the murders are quite extraordinarily gruesome, despite their camp, comedic overtones. Arthur Lowe's henpecked critic has his head sawn off while asleep (in a parody of Cymbeline) and Robert Morley's plumply effete dandy is force-fed a pie made from his beloved poodles, choking him to death (cf Titus Andronicus). Jack Hawkins and Michael Horden also meet unpleasant ends. Theatre of Blood is a genuine and underrated oddity in the annals of British cinema and especially uncomfortable for those who happen to be in the reviewing trade. On the DVD: Theatre of Blood on disc is not a triumph of digital enhancement, with sound blemishes unamended and hazy, faded visuals in places. The only extra is the original trailer. --David Stubbs
Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred and investigative reporters Kermit the Frog Fozzie Bear and The Great Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg) a high-fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace has just been stolen. But when Kermit mistakes the lovely receptionist/would be model Miss Piggy for her aristocra
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In his first starring role, Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters) gives a sensational performance as D.H. Lawrence in the impressively mounted and acted biopic (Variety) Priest of Love. After the English government burns copies of The Rainbow, Lawrence continues through his exodus around the world, joined by his combative wife Frieda (Janet Suzman). From his destructive sojourn to the American Southwest, to an earth-shaking visit to Oaxaca, and finishing with his erotic adventures in Italy, Priest of Love provides a colorful and insightful portrait of Lawrence's life and art. Featuring an excellent supporting cast of Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith and John Gielgud. Special Features: An extensive feature on Christopher Miles' early career Christopher Miles: Priest of Love and D.H. Lawrence featurette The Way We Got it Together: A Documentary on the Making of the Film Interviews with Ian McKellen and Christopher Miles Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary Trailers
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